BR. STEFANO LUCA
Social Theater Operator, Educator, Director, Clown, Actor


Theatre and Drama Academy “Accademia dei filodrammatici” - Milan (Italy), graduated in 2007. Advanced studies with several international professionals, such as: Mario Pirovano, Raffaella Giordano, Nikolaj Karpov (Russian National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Moscow G.I.T.I.S.), Ambra D’amico e Elisabeth Boeke (Theatre and Drama School “Paolo Grassi” in Milan), Karina Arutyunyan, Nadia Lotti, Mira Andriolo, Angelo Pugolotti, Renato Gatto, Massimiliano Filoni, Roberto Mazzini and Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione. Advanced study with Peter Clough (Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London) about W. Shakespeare. 
Worked in many shows (classical theatre, drama, comedy, contemporary, avant-garde). Wrote several plays of avant-garde experimental theatre.

BA in Theology (six years program studies) at the Antonianum University of Rome in 2016 (summa cum laude). Ecumenical and interreligious dialogue studies (Summer School - Centro Pro Unione ‘Ut Omnes Unum Sint’ 2015) in Rome. He studied arabic language in Lebanon and Tunisia. Nowadays he is studying at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies PISAI in Rome with a research thesis on child soldiers in extremist Islamic groups. Juridical-Islamic aspects and their consequent implications. 

Teacher of “theatre art” in many primary and secondary schools since 2005. In 2006, started working in the social theatre domain, i.e. the use of the theatre medium in contexts characterized by social distress (hospitals, immigrants, prisons, juvenile prisons, community for drug addicts, street children, mental disorder, child soldiers, war places) in different countries such as Italy, Albania, Cameroon, Libya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon and Tunisia.

Various social theatre techniques are used (e.g. training workshops, drama therapy, clowning, ‘playback theatre’, theatre of the oppressed) but his style features have some distinctive characteristics such as: caring, improved resilience, listening, welcoming, to work on the “self”, conflict dynamics, life re-processing.

NOWADAYS

He has developed an innovative FranciscanClownCare’s method that he teaches in many ClownCare Associations. He is member of the “National Coordination of Prison Theatre ” (CNTiC) of Italy and so he works in many Italian prisons. He is the director of the Rehabilitation & Reintegration Social Theatre Program (RRSTP) designed to work with children formally associated to armed forces and armed groups. He is the director of the Ecumenical and Interreligious department of Italian Capuchins Friars and so he is working in the ecumenical and interreligious dialogue domain. He cooperates with various social and educational associations and NGOs. He works in the refugee field. He teaches ‘Conduction of Social Theatre Groups’ in the ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome.